Basketball season is sneakily coming up on us and that can only mean one thing, the best sports game on the market is releasing it’s latest addition. Yes the NBA 2K series blows Madden out of the water in my opinion with the combination of amazing graphics, smoother game play, and better game modes. NBA 2K12 received critical acclaim, scoring 10 out of 10 stars on some gaming websites. Its successor 2K13 comes out October 2nd and player’s ratings have been leaking out. Let’s take a look at the six Knicks players whose ratings leaked.
Carmelo Anthony – 92 (2K12 Rating: 91)
Carmelo has solidified himself as one of the best players in the league. He can do it all on the offensive side of the ball and showed off his skills to the entire world at the Olympics. I don’t have the specific ratings for categories, but you have to imagine most of his offensive categories are all A’s. He can hit the 3, money at mid-range, and is a bully down in the post. I think his rating would be 95 or higher if he played better defense and had more assists, but hey can’t complain about an upgrade in rating.
Amar’e Stoudemire – 84 (212K Rating: 88)
I would say Stoudemire’s rating is pretty fair. He had a bad season but his standards but is still one of the best power forward’s out there. He needs to prove a lot to the fans and his teammates this year. He was dominant in the post before he was injured and I believe he will be back to peak form. He hasn’t been the same since Carmelo came to town, but an 84 rating is right where he should be coming off last year.
Jason Kidd – 80 (2K12 Rating: 77)
Jason Kidd is a first ballot Hall of Famer and is in the top 5 point guards of all time discussion. He will be turning 40 this season, which will be his 19th in the league. Age will definitely play a factor in his play, but there’s no denying he can still play point guard. He still has the natural skills of a ball handler and a leader. I can’t explain his upgrade of rating but I’m not complaining.
Iman Shumpert – 80 (2K12 Rating: 78)
Iman Shumpert showed when he was healthy that he is one of the best on ball defenders in the league. As a rookie Shump had his up and downs on the offensive side of the ball. With Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd aboard, Shump will dedicate his time to only playing the 2 position. Iman can shoot the three and isn’t afraid of contact when he drives to the rim. His upgraded rating is defiantly deserved as he was one of the league’s impact rookies and is a freak athlete.
Tyson Chandler – 77 (2K12 Rating: 77)
Is 2K seeing something we are not? Tyson is coming off his defensive player of the year season on top of shutting down the Heat in the Finals with the Mavericks the year before. I know the guy isn’t the best offensive big man, but he had one of the best field goal percentage seasons of all time last year. I know it was mostly dunks, but that has to count for something right? Brook Lopez is an 80 while Chandler is an 77. That’s a joke, Lopez barely played. This rating is straight out terrible and I believe he should be at least over an 83.
J.R. Smith – 75 (2K12 Rating: 74)
This rating seems about right for the Knicks only current healthy shooting guard. J.R. Is very inconsistent but when he is on his game; he is an above average scorer in this league. He loves to shoot which can either give his team a big boost or kill them. Smith has a good three point ball and isn’t a bad defender. 2K was on point with Smith.